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Sock of the Month: “Tulip Field” Socks

Knit Holland's colorful flower fields with our "Tulip Field" Socks ...
Featuring HiKoo's CoBaSi yarn ... 20% Off!

The inspiration for the "Tulip Field" Socks came from the millions of flowers that transform the fields throughout the Netherlands into bright swatches of color every spring!

Imported from the Ottoman Empire, tulips came to Holland in the 16th century, eventually becoming so popular they created the first economic bubble known as "Tulip Mania". Flowers have been have been a vital part of the country's economy ever since. In fact, the flower business in the Netherlands make up about two-thirds of the total flower sales in the world ... that's a lot of daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips!

With a unique construction and lots of bold color, our "Tulip Field" Socks are the perfect tribute to Holland's beautiful fields of flowers.  Show off your colors ... wear them this summer with a pair of sandals!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of HiKoo's CoBaSi Yarn!

Thank you to Pamela M. for her lovely sock idea of spring tulip fields in Amsterdam!

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Tulip Field Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase
of CoBaSi

To create the vertical stripes of color in these socks, Amy reached deep into her bag of sock-knitting tricks! They are knit side to side, starting with the sole and back of the leg. In this section, two colors are knit side by side in each row with an intarsia join. (If you need a visual, check out Tin Can Knits fantastic intarsia color joining tutorial). The toe and heel shaping are achieved with increases, decreases and short rows.

Once the sole and back of the leg are complete, the rows for the top of the foot and front of the leg are knit with only one color at a time. The cast on stitches are grafted to the last row of worked stitches and then the toe is seamed. Lastly, stitches are picked up for the cuff.

It may seem complicated, but if you take it step by step you will end up with a terrific looking pair of socks that show off your mad sock-knitting skills!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approx. foot circumference, unstretched

7.75" (9", 10.5") approx. foot length, slightly stretched

Materials

5 skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi (each a different color)

Shown in Blarney, VavavVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy

Yardage

Approximately 220 yards color A, 110 yards color B and 100 yards of colors C, D and E

Needles

2 x 24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

28 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook for provisional cast on

Notions

2 stitch markers, scrap yarn for provisional cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Tulip Field" Socks   |   HiKoo CoBaSi
Shown in Blarney, VavavaVoom Red, Posey Petals, Buttercream and Cotton Candy

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YARN

HiKoo CoBaSi

Cotton, Bamboo, and Silk give CoBaSi its name, but it’s the 21% Elastic Nylon that gives this wool-free sock yarn the kind of stretch and bounce that makes CoBaSi a great choice for socks ... for even the most die-hard fans of wool. It’s light-weight, cool, durable, and soft. Plus it stays up your leg instead of bunching around your ankles. All that at a price that’s hard to beat!

Fiber Content 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
Yardage / Weight 220 yds in 50g
Gauge 26 – 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 4 [2.25 – 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash Gentle & Cold, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: “Spring in Japan” Socks

Meander through a cloud of pink blossoms in our "Spring in Japan" socks ...
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 yarn!

The ethereal blossoms of cherry trees are celebrated around the world, including in Washington, D.C. whose famous cherry trees were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and 1965. But the most magical place to enjoy the blossoms is in Japan!

Every spring, people across Japan flock to parks, gardens and temples to partake in the annual ritual known as Hanami. This long standing custom of welcoming spring with a picnic and viewing of the beautiful "sakura" blossoms is a wonderful tradition.

In Japan, cherry blossoms are a symbol of clouds and an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. With our "Spring in Japan" Socks you can capture the essence of the beautiful blooms to wear year round!

Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 Yarn!

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Spring in Japan Socks

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Serenity 20

These delightful toe up socks feature an exquisite blossom lace pattern that runs up the front of the sock, with a smaller blossom running up the back. Panels of stockinette stitch on each side accentuate the beautiful blooms. Knit in sumptuous Serenity 20, the sock also features a full gusset and pretty eye of partridge heel. You'll love wearing these socks anytime you need a burst of spring color!

Finished Sizes

7" (8", 9") approximate foot circumference

Yardage

350 (370, 400) yards (1 skein)

Materials

1 x  Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Shown in Pink Orchid

Needles

24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

32 sts = 4" in Stockinette

Hook

US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

Skill Level

Intermediate

"Spring in Japan" Socks   |   Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20  |   Shown in Pink Orchid

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YARN

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Serenity 20 is wonderfully soft and squishy wool blend yarn. Beautifully saturated colors add depth to this tightly plied yarn.  It has a good helping of cashmere, so anything you knit will feel cozy against your skin! Create a pair of soft, warm socks or a lacy, luxurious shawl.

Fiber Content

70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

400 yds in 100g

Gauge

28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Sock of the Month: World Traveler Series

Join us in our latest Sock of the Month adventure ... World Traveler!
Twelve Sock patterns inspired by places around the globe!
Second Stop: Amsterdam ... June, 2017

Our 2017-2018 Sock of the Month: World Traveler Series promises unique and colorful patterns based on exciting destinations from around the world. Amy's plan is to feature several different sock techniques along with super yummy yarns in 12 adventurous designs ... inspired by your travel suggestions!

Join the sock knitting fun and see where our newest Sock of the Month series will take you!

Tulip Field Socks

The second stop on our World Traveler destinations takes us to the flower fields surrounding Amsterdam with our "Tulip Fields" socks.  It's easy to join the fun.  There is no monthly commitment or subscription.  Just a new sock every month to keep you knitting!

FiberWild Tulip Field Socks

World Travler Series

Colleen Grant "Nuances
of the Nabataeans"

Kim McKeon
"Stranded in Mykonos"

FiberWild! Colorado River Sock featuring Dream in Colors' Smooshy with Cashmere yarn in the custom colorway Grand Canyon

Caffeine72
"Saudade"

FiberWild! Colorado River Sock featuring Dream in Colors' Smooshy with Cashmere yarn in the custom colorway Grand Canyon

Becky "Thistle"
Sharon Clare
"Highland Heather"

Sock of the Month: Fern and Forest Socks

Tammy Blondon
"Inukshuk"

Mammoth Springs Socks

Sue
"Mandala"

Judy Drew
"Celestial Light"
Rachel
"Chapel's Holy Twilight"

Grace
"Stained Glass"

Stout Grove Socks

Scout's Mystery Destination!

Sock of the Month: Continental Divide Socks

Scout's Mystery Destination!

Thank You to everyone who made travel suggestions and congrats to the winners!
Winners will receive a free PDF copy of all 12 World Travel Series Sock Patterns as they are released over the next 12 months ... and for the sock project you inspired, we will gleefully send you the yarn!

Giveaway Winners

Thank you all for the amazing design ideas. We were blown away by your feedback ... sock knitters are such a creative bunch! We had a blast going through them and coming up with ways to bring your travel destinations to the world of sock knitting.

Above are the winning ideas! We have indicated winners with your name and the suggested sock name. If there is more than one name listed, that means there were two outstanding entries mentioning the same place ... and we are using aspects of both in the design.

Note: Scout has two exotic mystery destinations in mind, but he's not talking!  All I we can get from him is a meow and a puuurrrr!

Amy, our Sock Knitting Guru

Amy's at it once again with her popular monthly sock designs ... this time inspired by places around the globe. Our 2016-2017 World Traveler Series, will start May 2017 with a new sock pattern each month through April 2018. For updates on each pattern as they arrive and fun giveaways, follow us on social media.

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You're also encouraged you to create project pages and share progress photos with the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry ... or share pix on your favorite social media with hashtags #FiberWildSockoftheMonth and #SockKnitAdventure

Other Sock of the Month Series

National Park Sock Series
Outer Space Sock Series